Released May 31, 2012
  • Overcharge - Passive

  • In hand lightning bolt attacks against enemies will apply a charge (max of 3).
  • Chain Lightning

  • Zeus fires a bolt of lightning that arcs between enemies, arcing 1/2/3/4/5 times, doing 70/100/130/160/190 (+50% of your magical power) magical damage and applying a charge. Cost - 50/55/60/65/70 mana. Cooldown - 12s.
  • Aegis Shield

  • Zeus harnesses his lightning defensively, granting himself 25/40/55/70/85 magical and physical protection, increasing his speed by 20% and making him immune to all slows. Basic attacks from enemy players against Zeus while the shield is active reflect 10% of the damage done as magical damage and apply a charge. Cost - 75 mana. Cooldown - 15s.
  • Detonate Charge

  • Zeus detonates any charges that have accumulated on enemies, doing 60/80/100/120/140 (+25% of your magical power) magical damage, multiplied by 1/2.5/4 depending on the number of charges. Does nothing if there are no charges on enemies. Cost - 90 mana. Cooldown - 10s.
  • Lightning Storm

  • Zeus Conjures a lightning storm in the area, with lightning striking enemies in the area for 100/120/140/160/180 (+70% of your magical power) every 1s for 5 seconds. Applies a charge. Cost - 100 mana. Cooldown - 90s.

General

  • Fixed an issue where Zeus Charges would not appear correctly.

General

  • Zeus has seen quite the resurgence on the Battleground of the gods. His ability to clear early with Aegis Assault and use it to threaten further damage helps him to bully his opponents in lane for an early lead. Aegis Assault will now deal less damage when it is deployed to tone down this early game pressure.

Aegis Assault Aegis Assault

  • Decreased initial Hit Damage from 80/125/170/215/260 -> 60/105/150/195/240.

Aegis Assault Aegis Assault

  • No longer knocks minions back.

Chain Lightning Chain Lightning

  • Increased bounce delay from 0.2s -> 0.3s.

General

  • Aegis Assault often moved too fast for players to be able to dodge, especially from follow up Chain Lightning bounces. With a reduced projectile speed, players should be able to play around the shield more effectively.
  • Fixed recall fx not playing on the ground.

Aegis Assault Aegis Assault

  • Reduced projectile speed from 90 -> 70.

General

  • Zeus has received a lot of tweaks to improve his abilities as well as a whole new ability to supplement his base kit. Before we talk about the new ability, let's look at the tweaks to his older skills. Chain Lightning, while getting a few number adjustments, will now bounce much quicker allowing for Zeus to react faster to how the chain bounced. It will also now also slow allowing for better synergy with his new ability and his Ultimate. Lightning Storm is also now castable while moving. This change will le

Chain Lightning Chain Lightning

  • Decreased bounce delay from 0.4 -> 0.2s.
  • Reduced damage from 45/85/125/165/205 -> 40/70/100/130/160.
  • Increased cooldown 8s -> 10s.
  • Now applies a 30% slow to targets for 2s.

NEW - Aegis Assault NEW - Aegis Assault

  • Zeus throws his shield forward, dealing 80/125/170/215/260 +50% Magical Power as damage to nearby enemies. The shield remains for 5s, and Zeus may hit it with Basic Attacks or Chain Lightning to deal an additional 10/15/20/25/30 + Basic Attack damage and apply a charge. Cost: 60/65/70/75/80. Cooldown: 10s.

Detonate Charge Detonate Charge

  • No longer slows if you have 3 stacks on a target.

Lightning Storm Lightning Storm

  • Zeus is no longer rooted while casting this ability.

Detonate Charge Detonate Charge

  • Fixed an issue where rank 5 could incorrectly apply Disarm to targets.

General

  • Rework clap emote not animating.

General

  • Fixed lightning bolt in lobby misbehaving.

General

  • Fixed lightning bolts persisting while on the lobby pedestal.

General

  • Fixed some T-posing issues with his Almighty skin.

General

  • New art and icons for abilities.

General

  • Cleaned up some FX issues at all end of match lobby screens.
  • Fixed an animation issue after landing from jumping and using a basic attack.
  • Stormbringer and Almighty skins are back to using the old basic attack projectile.
  • Fixed some issues with blue and pink highlights showing through his hair on the new model skins.

Detonate Charge Detonate Charge

  • Slow increased from 30% to 40%.

Chain Lightning Chain Lightning

  • Arc distance reduced from 40 to 34.

Detonate Charge Detonate Charge

  • Targets with 3 Charges are no longer stunned, they are instead slowed 30% for 1.5s.

Detonate Charge Detonate Charge

  • Reduced damage from 60/80/100/120/140 to 55/75/95/115/135 per charge.
  • Reduced scaling from 20% to 18% of your magical power per charge.

Chain Lightning Chain Lightning

  • Recovery time reduced from 0.66 to 0.1.

Aegis Shield Aegis Shield

  • Recovery time reduced from 0.25 to 0.1.

Detonate Charge Detonate Charge

  • Recovery time reduced from 0.15 to 0.1.

Aegis Shield Aegis Shield

  • Removed the slow immunity.
  • Reduced the granted protections from 15/25/35/45/55 to 10/20/30/40/50.

Chain Lightning Chain Lightning

  • Now applies an electrocution death to minions it kills.

Lightning Storm Lightning Storm

  • Increased the buildup time from 0.6s to 0.9s
  • Reworded the tooltip to indicate each hit applies a charge.

Detonate Charge Detonate Charge

  • Reduced the magical damage scaling from 25% to 20%.

Aegis Shield Aegis Shield

  • Movement speed bonus changed from 25% to 10/15/20/25/30% per rank.

Lightning Storm Lightning Storm

  • This ability can now be placed anywhere and no longer requires line of sight to the center to place it.

Lightning Storm Lightning Storm

  • The amount of time that Zeus takes to deploy this ability has been reduced from 1.2s to .6s.

General

  • Zeus' basic attacks now utilize a hit progression with a 1/1/.5/.5x timing and damage scale

General

  • Zeus's model has undergone visual improvements.

Aegis Shield Aegis Shield

  • The movement speed buff has been increased from 15% to 25%.

General

  • His basic attacks now deal 35 (+25% of your magical power) magical damage.
  • Zeus no longer starts with physical power or gains physical power per level.

Overcharge Overcharge

  • Basic attacks against targets with charges deal 30% increased damage per charge.

Chain Lightning Chain Lightning

  • The cooldown on this ability has been reduced from 10s to 8s.
  • The number of arcs on this ability has been changed from 1/2/3/4/5 to 4 at all ranks.
  • The base damage has been changed from 70/100/130/160/190 to 45/85/125/165/205.
  • The magical power contribution has been reduced from 50% to 40%.

Detonate Charge Detonate Charge

  • The damage scaling based on the number of charges has been reduced from 1/2.5/4 to 1/2/3.
  • When this ability is used on an enemy that has 3 charges, they are also stunned for 1s.

Lightning Storm Lightning Storm

  • The magical power contribution has been reduced from 70% to 50%.

Aegis Shield Aegis Shield

  • Protections gained while this ability is active have been increased from 15/20/25/30/35 to 15/25/35/45/55

Aegis Shield Aegis Shield

  • Gain 15/20/25/30/35 protections.
  • Movement speed is increased by 15%.

General

  • All of Zeus’ FX have been modified for performance and appearance.

Chain Lightning Chain Lightning

  • The way that chain lightning passes between targets has been modified. The timing between each target is now consistent, independent of the distance.

Lightning Storm Lightning Storm

  • This ability was incorrectly dealing physical damage and is now dealing magical damage.